Hand-Foot Reindeer Holiday Craft Idea

 I had never seen one of these until my now 17 year old brought one home from preschool. It’s a red nosed reindeer made from his two hands and his foot. It was so sweet I kept it on my fridge until the beginning of summer. I loved it so much that I made him one for the next Christmas. It was amazing just how much his foot grew in one year! When my now six year old was born I knew this was going to be a tradition. He was four months old when I made his first reindeer. It was so tiny! Each year I make another one for him. This year I can only imagine it will take up the entire refrigerator door!

Here is what you will need to make this easy craft:
  • red and green construction paper
  • wiggle eyes (if you don’t have these you can just draw the eyes)
  • glue or glue stick
  • clear contact paper (I wanted to preserve mine)
  1. Trace around both of your child’s hands on the red paper. Cut out.
  2. Trace her foot on the green paper. Cut out.
  3. Cut out a red circle for the nose.
  4. Turn the foot over and glue the hands to the toe section, thumbs touching, for the antlers. Make sure they stick up enough so all the fingers show.
  5. Flip it back over and glue the red nose to the very bottom of the heel section.
  6. Glue the wiggle eyes toward the top or draw them on toward the top. This makes the reindeer’s long face.
  7. Write your child’s name and age on the back and cover it with contact paper to preserve it.
Make a new one every year as long as your child will let you so you can see how much she grows. Just so you know, my 17 year old only has about four of these. Can you imagine how big his reindeer would be now?

Jennifer Murdock is a wonderful mom, wife and preschool teacher. Jennifer enjoys the holiday traditions she has made with her family and enjoys creating crafts with her little ones at school as well. Jennifer enjoys sharing her stories with mybabyclothes.com. Dress your little one in the cutest holiday baby clothes, tutus and baby headbands this season.


Mama on a Green Mission said...

Love those!! I'll have to start making those with our little ones!! My husband might like this idea for his students too! Thanks for sharing!

bigguysmama said...

How funny that you haven't seen those until now. My kids came home with them a couple of times and I still cherish them!


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